Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Best "Study Breaks" Ever

The non-blogging part of my life has been consumed with incessant studying for the July California bar exam, so I apologize for the infrequent posts. Thankfully, I'm still taking time to enjoy some great food amidst the madness.

Shrimp and goat cheese omelet | Brenda's French Soul Food

Ham fritatta | Stacks Restaurant

Cantaloupe wrapped in proscuitto
Proscuitto de parma ($26.99/lb) from Bristol Farms

Chinese-style hot pot

Red velvet cupcakes | U.N. Plaza Farmer's Market

Passion fruit mousse | Cleo's Steakhouse
Definitely pay a visit here for their $19.99 Brazilian bbq buffet

Next up - a belated review of my Dine About Town dinner at One Market from last month!

4 comments:

Helen U. said...

Those breakfasts look really juicy and satisfying. Which of the two places would you recommend more? There's nothing better than looking forward to a delicious meal at the beginning, middle, or end of the day of studying. =D

taste tester said...

Brenda's is a tiny local joint in the Tenderloin, so their menu and space is more limited. Go there for home-style French breakfast.

Stacks is more like your typical nice brunch/breakfast place in Hayes Valley. Helen, I think you'd appreciate the food and ambiance more there. Heh.

Vanessa said...

Just a recommendation for your prosciutto e melone "Prosciutto and cantaloupe)- the original version calls for no seasoning, as the prosciutto should be doing all the legwork for you.
As an alternative source for Prosciutto I recommend the one from Costco- they carry Citterio brand (from Parma) which, while not freshly sliced, is sold at about $17/lb, and it's just as delicious as the one you'd get in Italy.
Great pictures BTW!

Erica said...

Mmmm I've never had prosciutto w/ cantaloupe, what a fabulous idea! And ohhh Brenda's <3 <3. And WOW, $20 for Brazilian BBQ?? I wanna goooo.